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Getting started guide

INSTALLATiON FOR WINDOWS USERS
By the GNS3 Assist Team

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

click on the download link and download the Windows All-In-One installer. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. If you use Linux. after you have created the account. Step 1 – Download GNS3 As stated in the previous screenshot.Getting started guide Installation for Windows Users This document will take you through the steps to get started with GNS3 in a Windows environment. but for an in-depth discussion. . see other Getting Started Documents. All of the critical and most important things to know will be covered. The first part of this guide is for a user getting to the new release from our new website. there is an installation section for Linux users and the equivalent for Mac OS X users.

Getting started guide Then you get the create account window: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

.Getting started guide Okay. The next screen should look familiar. Click on the Software button and click Download in the menu. now you are in to the portal. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

Also note the bottom part of the screen here: This is a really simplified way to obtain all those other appliances once you have gotten GNS3 downloaded and installed. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Step 2 – Install GNS3 Find the file you downloaded and double-click on it to begin installing GNS3. .Getting started guide At this point. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. you can start the download process. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin.

. Hit the Install Button: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Dynamips) are already checked marked. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. Unless you absolutely know you have a newer version. just click on to the next screen.Getting started guide Locate your GNS3 download and double click on it. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. The interesting thing about this installation from the other ones is many of the other appliances needed (like Winpcap. WireShark. Please don’t do that. An astute user will start clicking off the boxes. Most experienced Windows users know to click ‘next’ and ‘accept the user license’. A deeper discussion of what all this is will be provided.

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you then get ported to another installer. it has SolarWinds Response Timer Viewer! What? Free? Yup! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .Getting started guide After WireShark. Only this time.

Getting started guide Enter your best email into the SolarWinds Response Time Viewer install. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

Advanced settings to point to an IOU license key. Where QEmu is located. Advanced settings for your ASA security appliance. 3. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. 5. you should see a snazzy little icon on your desktop that looks like a blue chameleon. 6. 2. 4. Your Cisco IOS image. Click on that and you can now begin configuring GNS3 to include the following: 1. Where Dynamips is located.Getting started guide Once the installation is completed. Any IOU images. .

Supported platforms are the following: Cisco 7200. In the networking world. GNS3 is meant to be used in a lab environment for testing and learning. you must provide your own Cisco IOS and IOU image to use with GNS3 due to licensing issues. Once you have obtained your own copy of a Cisco IOS for one of the supported platforms. you are ready to continue. 3725. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. that is the icon used in topologies as a Router or switch. You are presented to create a project by entering a name for the project: Click on the icon that looks like an Antacid pill. 3640 and 3660. If haven’t already launched your GNS3 program from the previous step. or a blue aspirin. 3745.Getting started guide Step 3 – Defining Cisco IOS files As mentioned earlier. 3620. please do so. 3700. 3600. 2600 series (2610 to 2650XM & 2691) and 1700 series (1720 to 1760). .

you can obtain an IOS based on the production machines you have available. From here. GNS3 Technologies is not responsible for providing you with free IOS images. suffice it to say. These images are available by contacting a Cisco provider. Click on Edit in the upper left hand corner.Getting started guide A panel slides open and it is blank. I suggest contacting a solution provider of Cisco equipment to get you connected to purchase an IOS. At this point. We need to add Router Images first before using the routers. You need to be compliant with licensing restrictions. or if you work with Cisco devices. Select Preferences. click on Dynamips -> IOS routers Click on New Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. If you don’t have an IOS. . that you would have to know how to obtain a Cisco IOS image.

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Notice on this Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. you can add modules based on what type of network you want. . and named it according to the platform. Meaning.Getting started guide The next screen shows that GNS3 detected the router platform. A little comment on Cisco devices. they are modular. Here is where you can configure your modules.

. Let’s do that here. You can also add WIC modules! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. let’s add a serial module as well.Getting started guide 3725 platform. You can configure slot 1. to have a 16 port Ethernet switch. you have three slots. And while we are at it. Slot 0 already has a FastEthernet module.

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. You will now be given a status page summarizing the options selected in the IOS routers preferences. .Getting started guide Finally. Now click on the blue aspirin or the Router Icon again. It’s recommended to leave that. Then hit Okay. Hit Apply in the lower right hand corner. you can set the IDLE PC setting. You now have an available router. Hold down the left mouse button and drag and drop this onto the main panel which is where you will configure your topology.

you see a green light next to R1. At this point the installation is done. That indicates the device is powered on since you can’t see the actual device. On that note. in the right pane. or clicking on the right pointing start arrow located in the header area that will then start all devices selected and configured that allow a startup. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. You have configured a Router IOS and you have started the device. which is the topology panel. Use these two items extensively to keep your interfaces connected correctly. a nice pop up window shows you everything about this router. .Getting started guide You now need to start the router by either right clicking on the router and selecting start. after you moved the Router in the middle pane. Special Tip: In this screenshot. if you let the mouse hover over the router.